SUS Question: How do you sign up to get alerts when a new SUS upda

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Jon, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. Jon

    Jon Guest

    I know there is a way to get alerted when new updates have been made
    available, but each of the different locations I've discovered fail to work
    (outdated) when I attempt to register for SUS update alerts. Does anyone
    know the correct/working link to register for SUS alerts?

    Thanks,

    Jon
     
    Jon, Nov 4, 2004
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  2. How can I be notified when new updates become available?

    A. The SUS e-mail notification service keeps you informed of the
    latest critical updates as soon as they are available. These optional e-mail
    alerts are for informational purposes only and are not required to run SUS.

    The above link should get you what you are looking for.



    --
    Zeb Mullen
    Microsoft Corporation
    Windows Update Services

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    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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    Zeb Mullen [MSFT], Nov 5, 2004
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  3. Hi

    I think you forgot to put in the link:

    Microsoft Software Update Services: Frequently Asked Questions
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/sus/susfaq.mspx


    And for the original poster:

    Fyi, there is a separate newsgroup for SUS:

    microsoft.public.softwareupdatesvcs

    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.softwareupdatesvcs

    URL to the group softwareupdatesvcs for those who uses the Web
    interface to access the newsgroups:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsser...t.mspx?dg=microsoft.public.softwareupdatesvcs

    A Web site about SUS with a FAQ and a SUS forum:
    http://www.susserver.com/

    More SUS Web sites:
    http://www.cites.uiuc.edu/sus/faq.html
    http://www.faqshop.com/sus/default.htm
     
    Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\), Nov 5, 2004
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  4. Jon

    Jon Guest

    Yes, Thankyou for these two responses. I have tried this link as well as
    another one that does the same thing. When I click these links, it asks me
    to login to my .NET account. After I do that, it takes me to a page that
    says, "We’re sorry, but there is no Microsoft.com Web page matching your
    entry. It is possible that you typed the address incorrectly, or that the
    page no longer exists. You may wish to try another entry or to use the links
    below, which we hope will help provide you with the information you need."

    As a result, I am still not able to subscribe to these alerts. Either I'm
    doing something wrong, or the page is broken.

    Any ideas? Thanks for your continued help.

    Jon
     
    Jon, Nov 5, 2004
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  5. Jon

    Jeff Guest

    Do you have a .NET password account?
    If not, sign up for a free account.
     
    Jeff, Nov 5, 2004
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  6. Jon

    Jon Guest

    Jeff,

    Thank you for your response. Yes, I do have a .NET passport account and I
    logged into it but I still got that error page. It seems to indicate the
    Alert page doesn't work anymore. Are there any other links out there that
    work?

    Thanks again for your guidance,

    Jon

     
    Jon, Nov 5, 2004
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  7. Good clues. Yes. The new portal they are providing from the
    Support pages is causing a problem for users who try to use
    the notification feature. Apparently you can use that portal without
    using the notification feature or you can try a different portal and
    try the notification feature from there.

    Try this one for example:
    < http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/...=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&lang=en&cr=US >

    Or the "all newsgroups" (sort of) portal:
    < http://communities2.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx >


    BTW this should only be an issue if you want to post using this
    interface. If you just want to browse there is no need to log in.


    HTH

    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Robert Aldwinckle, Nov 6, 2004
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